Various Artists - Amateurs On Plastic: A Tribute to Teenbeat Records [MMM016/ULL010]
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- 2002-04-01 00:00:00
As of March 2002, TeenBeat's discography had grown to include over 300 items, including 7" records, CDs, posters, t-shirts and unavailable items and events as diverse and absurd as bricks, houses, injuries, and a Zenith Solid State Stereo.
On June 7th 1998, the TeenBeat Mailing List wa started has grown to its modest, but faithful, membership over just over 200 members.
It was 9:02 PM September 2nd 1999 when, I brought up the idea of a TeenBeat tribute album to the list. To be quite honest, I don't recall writing or sending that e-mail; it wasn't until exactly five months later on February 2nd, 2000 when Kent Burt (The Linger Effect) asked, "what's up with the TeenBeat covers disc/ tape/ whatever??" that the compiling of the songs that would make up Amateurs on Plastic began. Completed and released in April of 2002,
it is now December 1st, 2004, over two years after the release of the tribute, and it sounds just as good now as it did then.
We are currently compling tracks for a second volume. Details can be found here.
Also, check out these other fine My Mean Magpie Releases.
When the compilation was initially compiled it was done using an MP3 of The Vox's "Neely." For this reissue it has been replaced with the intended mix.
The artwork has also changed and the booklet has been reformatted for a standard printed. Where possible the contact information for the bands has been updated.
After the CDs initial release it was recognised by Teenbeat Records and assigned the number 344.
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Subject: some great pop nuggets in here
I'm collecting the highpoints of this label and it's quite easy to string them together and form a killer compilation album. Timeless, charming, cute indie. For fans of John Wayne Shot Me.
Subject: From Exclaim Magazine
- I. Khider
October 29th, 2002